Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A National Poet

The snow decorated statue of Adam Oehlenschläger (1779-1850) in the park Søndermarken in Copenhagen is a memorial to this national poet. He lived most of his childhood at the nearby Frederiksberg Palace as his father was the steward of the palace. Adam is mostly known by generations of school children for his Romantic poem Guldhornene (The Golden Horns) and of course the national anthem Der er et yndigt land (There is a lovely country).